Prepare yourselves, time loop enthusiasts: a Source Code sequel is officially moving forward. Variety reports that The Mark Gordon Company and Vendome Pictures are returning to produce Source Code 2, with Anna Foerster (Outlander) set to take over the director’s chair from Duncan Jones, who helmed the first film. The original starred Gyllenhaal as a man trapped in a time loop in which he must identify the source of an explosion on a moving train, dying and resetting over and over again. Jones crafted a thrilling, twisty, and exciting entry into the sci-fi genre, so Foerster has some big shoes to fill on the follow-up. More on Source Code 2 after the jump.
Per Variety, Source Code screenwriter Ben Ripley is returning to pen the script for the sequel, though no actor is currently attached so it’s unclear how the follow-up relates to the first feature. Of course the obvious answer is that it might revolve around yet another soldier in the time-altering government program, but after the ending that Jones crafted for the first film, it would be interesting to see the world of Source Code further explored.
Foerster’s directing credits include episodes of Criminal Minds and Starz’s period/fantasy drama Outlander, but she also has a close working relationship with filmmaker Roland Emmerich having acted as cinematographer on White House Down and Anonymous and as second unit director on 10,000 BC and The Day After Tomorrow.
A distributor is not yet attached to Source Code 2 (Summit released the first film), but Mark Gordon is producing. He previously worked on turning Source Code into a TV series at CBS, but that show did not move forward. There’s no word on whether Jones will have any involvement with the follow-up, but he’s currently deep in post-production on Warcraft. That said, Jones isn’t shy to speak his mind, so I’ll be curious to see if he chimes in on this Source Code 2 news.